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Catholic college revives medieval-style guilds, explores merger

July 28, 2010

A New Hampshire Catholic college is establishing medieval-style guilds in woodworking, baking, sacred art, and music to complement its academic curriculum.

“It is important for students to balance the rigors of one of our country’s most challenging curricula with projects that are physical and hands-on,” said Dr. William Fahey, president of the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. “We must never forget that even communities based on the intellectual and spiritual life must make visible signs of culture in this world.”

The college has also been engaged in merger talks with nearby Magdalen College; the colleges ultimately decided against a merger at the present time but agreed to collaborate more closely together. The Cardinal Newman Society has praised both colleges for their fidelity to the Magisterium.


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  • Posted by: TheGillerans6870 - Jul. 28, 2010 8:21 PM ET USA

    Our son is going into his sophomore year at Thomas More. It is a wonderful place and my husband and I thank God that we found it. Anyone who is looking for an authentic Catholic college (and who would rather not impoverish himself by paying an exorbitant tuition) should go to their website and find out more.